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Announcement - 12-53 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Research & Evaluation Specialist – Race to the Top
Post Date:August 2, 2012
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:Four new, federally-funded
Location:1566 Twin Towers East
Program/Unit:Race to the Top Implementation Office
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, provides a broad array of leadership, guidance and support services to the Race to the Top (RT3) program.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to, administering the Race To the Top program in accordance with federal regulations, policies, guidance, and instruction, as well as with state and State Board of Education policy. Duties include analyzing the 26 partner districts’ scopes of work to determine alignment with state’s scope of work, potential for success, and capacity of partner district to implement activities; implementing processes and procedures to assess the quality of program implementation of state and partner districts’ scopes of work; conducting onsite monitoring of state and partner districts’ compliance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations related to RT3; assisting the project manager in collecting, summarizing, and analyzing progress data and providing feedback to partner districts; analyzing and approving budgets for the 26 partner districts; designing and conducting technical assistance based on assessment of partner districts’ needs; Extensive statewide travel is required.  This position involves extensive statewide travel.  Work schedule typically encompasses overnight lodging and after-school team meetings, in addition to the regular work day.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, finance, public policy or a related field and three years of full-time professional experience administering a large-scale grant program at a school district, state agency, federal agency, for profit organization, or not for profit organization.  This experience must involve conducting program evaluations or audits or conducting comprehensive research and preparing reports.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Experience developing and providing professional learning both in electronic and face-to-face formats
• Experience in managing educational budgets
• Experience in working with adult learners
• Experience managing educational contracts and grants
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Additional computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
• Demonstrated progressive success in designing, managing, and/or implementing school reform,
• Experience troubleshooting qualitative and quantities data anomalies
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to identify and implement appropriate solutions
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum) commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience, and available funding. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007